Symposium on the availability of raw materials from secondary sources

This April, ESM Foundation will co-host this symposium as part of the UNECE Resource Management Week 2018. It reflects on the future availability of secondary raw materials and the need for a unifying global standard – the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) – to manage anthropogenic resources in a circular economy, with special reference to valorizing wastes for the recovery of Critical Raw Materials.

Apply for support

ESM Foundation is providing support for research projects on different levels that conduct, in accordance with the Foundation’s charter, “research and investigations in the field of rare metals with a view on their industrial application”. For further information about the fields we would like to promote, see here.

Next IRTC Roundtable

The next IRTC Roundtable will take place in June 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The topic will be about how methodology determines what is critical. IRTC is a project which aims to advance criticality assessment on a global level and is supported by EIT, a body of the European Union.